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Democrat Brianna Titone’s opponent concedes, making her the first transgender state representative-elect in Colorado

Democrat Brianna Titone was being interviewed by a local television news station on Saturday evening about what it would mean to be Colorado’s  first transgender state representative when suddenly she received a phone call. On the other end of the line was Republican Vicki Pyne, with whom she’d been locked in a tight battle over […]

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Colorado could elect its first transgender person to the legislature as four razor-thin state House races teeter

Four races for the Colorado House remain teetering along razor-thin margins on Friday as some votes are still being counted, including one contest that could result in the first transgender person being elected to the legislature.  Right now, Democrats are holding solid leads in three of them. Here are those contests and where they stand […]

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Colorado Senate Democrats, with their new majority, show early splits; statehouse Republicans search for a path forward

The new Democratic majorities at the state Capitol picked their leaders in elections Thursday that showed early divisions between the moderates and more liberal lawmakers. In the state Senate, where the party took control for the first time in four years, Pueblo Sen. Leroy Garcia unanimously won the job as the chamber’s president when it […]

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NTSB says pilots likely at fault in 2017 plane crash into Berthoud reservoir that killed both

The crash of a single-engine propeller airplane into a Berthoud reservoir last year was likely due to errors made by the two pilots killed in the wreck, federal investigators say. James Griffith, a 23-year-old from Denver, was learning to recover from aerodynamic spins with 58-year-old Patrick Blankemeier, the chief pilot in charge of flight instruction […]

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Republican George Brauchler concedes to Democrat Phil Weiser in Colorado attorney general’s race

Republican George Brauchler conceded Wednesday morning to Phil Weiser, making Weiser the first Democrat since 2005 to hold the job of Colorado attorney general. Brauchler called Weiser to concede, he told The Colorado Sun. Weiser was beating Brauchler with 50 percent of the vote to his 47 as of Wednesday morning. The loss is a setback […]

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How Donald Trump, guns and cash spelled an end to Mike Coffman’s decade in Congress

Days before the election, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman stood at a busy intersection in the 6th Congressional District waving campaign signs and smiling at passing motorists, searching for any sign that he might keep his job. His 30-year political career hung in the balance, and the five-term incumbent Republican from Aurora acknowledged that he was […]

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Campaign leader for Amendment A, seeking to strike slavery language from Colorado constitution, finds burned pamphlets on his porch

One of the leaders in the campaign for Amendment A, which seeks to strike slavery language from the Colorado constitution, found a smoldering pile of pamphlets supporting the ballot question on the front porch of his Denver home Monday. “I was at work, and about 3:30 p.m. my wife called me incredibly upset, terrified,” said […]

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GOP turnout in Colorado behind 2014; Democrat, unaffiliated ballot returns are surging

Just days before the election, Democrats hold a very slight lead in the early vote in Colorado and unaffiliated voters are leaning blue. The combination is giving Democrats confidence ahead of Tuesday’s count and leaving Republicans with heartburn. “This will be a dogfight until the very end,” said Daniel Cole, spokesman for the Colorado Republican […]

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A double-decker Airbus A380 landed in Denver for the first time last night. But don’t expect to see the plane here again soon.

The world’s largest passenger airliner landed for the first time at Denver International Airport last night. But don’t expect to the see an Airbus A380 — nicknamed “the whale” — back in the Mile High City anytime soon. Air France flight 65, heading from Los Angeles to Paris, diverted to Denver after someone aboard the […]